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Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 01-26-2020
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
If I remember correctly, the 135mm was dropped...

If I remember correctly, the 135mm was dropped because it indeed didn't focus reliably.
I had a 135mm camera and had it changed to 100mm. I did have the 100mm lens and the 45mm, which needed an...
Forum: Voigtlander Lenses and Images 06-25-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2,008
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Looks very interesting. Can't find any sample...

Looks very interesting. Can't find any sample pictures on the net though. Not even on Voigtlander's own website, it's not even listed there.
Before I buy a lens I'd love to see some sample pictures.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 06-24-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Be aware that the meter is only accurate when a...

Be aware that the meter is only accurate when a film is loaded.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-30-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,097
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
It should mount. If not, something is wrong....

It should mount. If not, something is wrong. Probably with your M3 because it does work on the other 3 cameras.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 04-06-2019
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Don't ruin your Grandad's lens please.

Don't ruin your Grandad's lens please.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 03-19-2019
Replies: 45
Views: 1,570
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Yes, I love the M7. Also had a M3 btw, very long...

Yes, I love the M7. Also had a M3 btw, very long ago. I shoot a lot of 28mm and 35mm and like the AE fro my street photography. It makes me faster.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-19-2019
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
If it is sols " as is", that probably means...

If it is sols " as is", that probably means you're not supposed to return it. But it also then shouldn't mention that it works as intended.
Forum: Travel 01-16-2019
Replies: 20
Views: 1,650
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Rotterdam? I'll host.

Rotterdam? I'll host.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-12-2019
Replies: 111
Views: 4,243
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I'm buying any M7 for a reasonable price. I'm sue...

I'm buying any M7 for a reasonable price. I'm sue they go will go up 100% in a few years.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-26-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I went for the zeiss 12mm. The 14 was too close...

I went for the zeiss 12mm. The 14 was too close to the 14 for my taste.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 12-23-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Yes, that's how I do it too.

Yes, that's how I do it too.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-06-2018
Replies: 79
Views: 3,003
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I just had mine CLA'd last week and is sooo...

I just had mine CLA'd last week and is sooo smooth now. Will certainly see lot of film soon.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 05-04-2018
Replies: 25
Views: 2,498
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I have a M7 for 10 years now. Has no MP finder...

I have a M7 for 10 years now. Has no MP finder and the original DX reader. Never had any problems. I might have been lucky though.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-13-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Well yeah, the title of this thread says Fuji 80...

Well yeah, the title of this thread says Fuji 80 Macro?
Which in Europe sells for 1299 euro. The Canon 100/2.8L, no slouch either goes for 899 euro.
I'm very interested in the 15-45 though. Looks...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-13-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I'm sure it is a great lens but imho it is way...

I'm sure it is a great lens but imho it is way overpriced.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I don't take notes. It interferes with the flow...

I don't take notes. It interferes with the flow of my photography.
No, just kidding. I should take notes but I'm just too lazy. I then also have to number my films because I only develop when I have...
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-23-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2,117
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I like the 75mm vof, but I also think it is too...

I like the 75mm vof, but I also think it is too close to 50.
I've used the two voigtlander 75mm's but since a few months I'm back to 90mm.
If you want you can buy my 75/1.8.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-11-2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2,818
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
"PONF IS THE WORLD’S FIRST MULTI-BACK FILM AND...

"PONF IS THE WORLD’S FIRST MULTI-BACK FILM AND DIGITAL CAMERA."

They didn't put a lot of research in this statement.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 01-09-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1,357
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
In my opinion it is way too expensive. Especially...

In my opinion it is way too expensive. Especially when compared to other top macro lenses from other brands. I'll stick to my extension tube and Leica 60/2.8 for now.
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 01-08-2018
Replies: 304
Views: 12,799
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I'd buy a journey to an interesting country.

I'd buy a journey to an interesting country.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 01-04-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,544
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I used to have the V3, and v4. I preferred the v4...

I used to have the V3, and v4. I preferred the v4 which is really nice and more classic in its rendering then the apsh. The v3 is huge. I also liked the rendering an IQ of the v4 better. Then I went...
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 12-30-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 1,912
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I have an almost new R4A for sale. I maybe put 4...

I have an almost new R4A for sale. I maybe put 4 rolls through it. Bought it new. I have however no boxes or paperwork.
Forum: Leica Q / CL/ T / X Series 12-09-2017
Replies: 82
Views: 6,282
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I wonder if it is worth the premium price over a...

I wonder if it is worth the premium price over a Fuji Xe3. In my case very likely not.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-07-2017
Replies: 50
Views: 2,838
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
A M7 but in the size of a M6 and with an highest...

A M7 but in the size of a M6 and with an highest shutter speed of 1/4000th.
Forum: Epson R-D1 Leica M mount Digital Rangefinder 11-18-2017
Replies: 15
Views: 15,001
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I had the 3 and 4 and liked the 4 much more....

I had the 3 and 4 and liked the 4 much more. modern lens but stil a nice rendering. Recently got the asph. but no results yet,
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-12-2017
Replies: 92
Views: 4,082
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I'd book a trip to Venice or Istanbul.

I'd book a trip to Venice or Istanbul.
Forum: Fuji X Series 11-06-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,200
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Only option I founds is to program the fn button...

Only option I founds is to program
the fn button to instant af.
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-05-2017
Replies: 130
Views: 6,225
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Leica M7 with tri elmar for 2500 euro. Sold the...

Leica M7 with tri elmar for 2500 euro. Sold the tri elmar for 2300.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 10-14-2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1,459
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
ELmar C maybe?

ELmar C maybe?
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 09-08-2017
Replies: 108
Views: 6,155
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I think I'm only the second person here who...

I think I'm only the second person here who actually took a workshop with him and actually know him.
I did a 5 day workshop with him in Paris and it was very good. Learned a lot and practised a...
Forum: Leica Screw Mount / LTM Cameras 08-13-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 889
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Yes, and fungus of course. State of the aperture...

Yes, and fungus of course. State of the aperture blades, ease of focusing. The lens likely will need a CLA anyway .
Forum: Leica General Discussion / News / Rumors 08-08-2017
Replies: 53
Views: 3,108
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
But which framelines would we use then?

But which framelines would we use then?
Forum: Scale Focus 35's 08-03-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 5,206
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I used to own a few Rollei 35's. Just because...

I used to own a few Rollei 35's. Just because they are so nice. But I hate unsharp pictures. Now I use a Contax T or an Olympus XA.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-03-2017
Replies: 40
Views: 1,737
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I use them now and then, but can do without them...

I use them now and then, but can do without them too.
Forum: Large Format Film RF 05-23-2017
Replies: 119
Views: 7,999
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I used to have a Graflex super graphic. Nice...

I used to have a Graflex super graphic. Nice camera and very cheap.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 05-19-2017
Replies: 18
Views: 2,805
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
So, he actually DID use other lenses then just...

So, he actually DID use other lenses then just the famous 50mm :-)
Forum: Photography General Interest 03-26-2017
Replies: 129
Views: 5,823
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Willy Ronis.

Willy Ronis.
Forum: Travel 03-18-2017
Replies: 61
Views: 6,509
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I'm going in April to Venice and will bring a...

I'm going in April to Venice and will bring a Leica M7, voigtlander 21, Leica 28/2.8, Leica 35/2.0, Leica 50DR and Leica 90/2.0.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-18-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Doesn't look to bad to me. What was the...

Doesn't look to bad to me. What was the shutterspeed?
Try with a tripod and see what comes out then.
Forum: Leica M Lenses and Images 03-05-2017
Replies: 86
Views: 9,545
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I used to have the summilux pre-asph but found it...

I used to have the summilux pre-asph but found it not usable at 1.4. Way to soft. I can't afford the APSH summilux versions and have now settled on a summicron asph. 2.0 is fast enough for me anyway.
Forum: Photo Accessories / Bags/ Meters / Tripods etc 02-16-2017
Replies: 44
Views: 4,420
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
J803 is in my opinion the best bag ever made.

J803 is in my opinion the best bag ever made.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 09-30-2016
Replies: 54
Views: 7,205
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I actually did buy it this week. The 23/1.4 I...

I actually did buy it this week. The 23/1.4 I also own is way to big for me. I just don't bring it. The 23/2.0 is a very nice size and with iso6400 on my Xpro2 I don't really need 1.4.
So, my 23/1.4...
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-11-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 3,035
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
If I had time and money I'd go for a Linhof 4x5...

If I had time and money I'd go for a Linhof 4x5 set up. With less time and money I'd use my Hasselblad SWC as I do now.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 05-25-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
If you want to spent a bit more you can buy a...

If you want to spent a bit more you can buy a Leica 400/6.8 from me. Or even a 560/6.8.
Forum: Fuji Digital General Discussion 04-24-2016
Replies: 23
Views: 3,174
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Yes, great little camera. Best bang for the buck.

Yes, great little camera. Best bang for the buck.
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 11-01-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I had exactly the same problem few years ago. It...

I had exactly the same problem few years ago. It seems it had to do with some ball bearings in the lens. I had it cla'd and the problem was gone.
Forum: Photography General Interest 06-05-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 3,220
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I love my Fuji X30.

I love my Fuji X30.
Forum: Travel 03-30-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 3,169
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I'm occupied both weekends.

I'm occupied both weekends.
Forum: Travel 03-13-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 2,015
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I can't any of those weekends as far as I can see...

I can't any of those weekends as far as I can see now. Maybe later there might be some time end of May
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-11-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 6,869
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I have both and for me they perfrom very similar....

I have both and for me they perfrom very similar. I prefer the extra wideness of the 12 though.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 03-06-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 6,869
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I had 10-24 for a short while. I think it is a...

I had 10-24 for a short while. I think it is a good lens, just couldn't bond with it. The 14 has more wow factor and I now mainly use the Zeiss 12 which I like very much.
Forum: Travel 03-02-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 8,253
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Lisbon sounds nice.

Lisbon sounds nice.
Forum: Travel 02-18-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 8,253
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Don't judge a country by its leaders please. If...

Don't judge a country by its leaders please.
If you think like this you hardly can go anywhere any more and many people won't come to the Netherlands any more.
Forum: Travel 02-18-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 8,253
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
For me it all depends on the date. I'm very busy...

For me it all depends on the date. I'm very busy the coming few months but then might have plenty of time.
I've been in Berlin three times now and have seen the Vivian Maier exhibition. Berlin is...
Forum: Travel 02-17-2015
Replies: 65
Views: 8,253
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
We were for sure in Berlin in...

We were for sure in Berlin in 2008.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/michiel-fokkema/sets/72157604689928221/
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-12-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
When I'm in a Paris, which is twice a year, I...

When I'm in a Paris, which is twice a year, I like to bring 21,35,75.
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-13-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,314
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I'm always intererested in meeting other people....

I'm always intererested in meeting other people. But the coming few months I hardly have any time left over.
Forum: Voigtlander Bessa Leica Mount Cameras 01-05-2015
Replies: 34
Views: 4,248
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I like my Leica's way better then the Bessa's....

I like my Leica's way better then the Bessa's. Except for the wide angle finder of the R4. But Bessa's are great camera's. Just not so great as Leica's.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-23-2014
Replies: 54
Views: 12,858
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I got a X30 last week and test drove it in Paris...

I got a X30 last week and test drove it in Paris last weekend. I love it! The EVF is great, I love the WYSISWYG approach of EVF's. Handling is great too. I don't care for the tilting LCD though, it...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 09-01-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 8,573
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I found the GS very difficult to use because the...

I found the GS very difficult to use because the dials are so close together. The GA's are great but I like the GA645Z the best.
BTW: my GA645 is for sale :-)
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 08-01-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 6,458
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I was there last week and it certainly was less ...

I was there last week and it certainly was less busy then in the opening week. That is an advantage, I don't like busy places and a disadvantage, less lively.
But the most I missed the off-festival....
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 07-26-2014
Replies: 61
Views: 6,300
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
If you want a good travel camera I'd rather take...

If you want a good travel camera I'd rather take a Mamiya 6 then a Hassy. The M6 is way easier to handle and more error proof then the Hassy. Hassy's break too you know, or have light leaks or jam.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-03-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 4,657
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I have both but use the XE2 the most. I really...

I have both but use the XE2 the most. I really wanted the Xpro for the OVF but in practice I hardly ever use it. The EVF is just so convenient and much more precise. Also in low light the EVF is the...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 06-11-2014
Replies: 26
Views: 6,458
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
We couldn't make it the first week. We'll be...

We couldn't make it the first week. We'll be there from 24th to 28th of July.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-21-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I use both a Multi pro and a 5400. Both still...

I use both a Multi pro and a 5400. Both still work very well but eventually they will break down of course. The problem is that the Multi pro is still insanely expensive. I wouldn,t buy another one...
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-12-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 1,813
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Being a Leica M fan I thought the OVF of the PRO...

Being a Leica M fan I thought the OVF of the PRO would suit me very well. But I like the advantages opf the EVF so much I never use the OVF. In hindsight i would never have bought the pro.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-24-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 4,309
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I mostly shoot 400 film @ 200 and pull develop....

I mostly shoot 400 film @ 200 and pull develop. Just to get a little less contrast, scans better.
Forum: Travel 04-22-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Foto Skoda is one of the best photo stores I've...

Foto Skoda is one of the best photo stores I've ever seen. Almost any camera available they have on stock and they also have a large 2nd hand section.
Forum: Photography General Interest 04-11-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I only shoot digital with two Canons and Fuji X. ...

I only shoot digital with two Canons and Fuji X. Mixing too much makes it to complex for me. I like to keep it as simple as possible. I hope I can switch fully to Fuji X soon.
Forum: Travel 03-04-2014
Replies: 110
Views: 11,856
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
It's very unlikely I can a make it that weekend....

It's very unlikely I can a make it that weekend. Hope to meet you all next year.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 03-02-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Thanks, I'll be going with Easter.

Thanks, I'll be going with Easter.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 02-21-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2,234
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
If you have Windows directed to the drivers of...

If you have Windows directed to the drivers of Vuescan you can use the orignal Minolta software. At least I can. Although I have the first version of the scanner.
Forum: Travel 02-17-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 8,390
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
If we go to Arles during the photo festival you...

If we go to Arles during the photo festival you better book your hotels now! Apart from that the hotels wil have a 50-100% upmark on their normal prices. I'm in favor of the Baltic states, but the...
Forum: Travel 02-03-2014
Replies: 100
Views: 8,390
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I'm very interested but also very busy. If I...

I'm very interested but also very busy. If I have the weekend off I'll certainly join.
Any city is okay with me though I'm not very fond of Amsterdam.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 01-13-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 1,113
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I might have a spare one. I'll check when I'm...

I might have a spare one. I'll check when I'm home.
Forum: Travel 10-18-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,832
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I'd visit at least, Antwerp, Brussels, Gent and...

I'd visit at least, Antwerp, Brussels, Gent and Brugge. Why not go to Paris too? it's only 2 hours by train from Brussels.
Forum: Fuji X Series 10-18-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 9,324
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I hardly use the OVF of my pro. I do need faster...

I hardly use the OVF of my pro. I do need faster AF. If it is fast enough I'll ditch my Canons:-)
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-04-2013
Replies: 97
Views: 9,168
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I really love my M7 but an improved shutter with...

I really love my M7 but an improved shutter with higher speeds would be nice to have. And I think the digital Leica's have a shutter like that. Can't be too difficult to put that in M7?
Forum: Fuji X Series 09-10-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 2,199
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Could be user error too. Did you make sure the...

Could be user error too. Did you make sure the files for the printer were in sRGB? If they are not the colors will be paler.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 08-19-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 1,996
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I've always used the filters just below the lens....

I've always used the filters just below the lens. Took the red glass out of the filter holder and just placed the filter on it. It might not be the best way but it is the easiest and my prints have...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 06-11-2013
Replies: 22
Views: 8,504
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Is there a 28 cron for Leica R? Afaik there is...

Is there a 28 cron for Leica R? Afaik there is only the elmarit.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 06-01-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,863
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
http://www.scoop.it/t/fuji-x-pro1

http://www.scoop.it/t/fuji-x-pro1
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-21-2013
Replies: 54
Views: 6,672
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Altough I love the Fuji to death it's just not...

Altough I love the Fuji to death it's just not fast enough compared to my 5D2. For streetphotgraphy the shutterlag can be to long. Even with manual focus. For my wedding work it is the same thing....
Forum: Travel 04-09-2013
Replies: 36
Views: 3,619
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Haha, get arrested! You're funny.

Haha, get arrested! You're funny.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 4,872
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I didn't say the photos are better. They are...

I didn't say the photos are better. They are different. Digital looks different then film. Neither are better or worse.
Cameras are tools, as already mentioned. Use whatever works for you. The Fuji...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 04-05-2013
Replies: 56
Views: 4,872
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Since I have my Fuji X-pro my Leica M7 hardly...

Since I have my Fuji X-pro my Leica M7 hardly sees any use.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 04-03-2013
Replies: 60
Views: 3,659
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I bought the 18-55 deliberate for travelling. The...

I bought the 18-55 deliberate for travelling. The gap between 18 and 35 in primes is too big for me. I took it to Dubai and Oman and performed flawless. I also brought the 35 just for low light...
Forum: Photogs / Photo Exhibits 03-28-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 4,532
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Amazing!! I think I can read Minolta on his...

Amazing!! I think I can read Minolta on his camera.
Forum: Fuji X Series 03-27-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,776
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I've used the CV15 on my X-pro1 but now have the...

I've used the CV15 on my X-pro1 but now have the Fuji 14 and it is so much better!
Forum: Travel 02-13-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 4,893
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Yes, Prague is great. Was there last year. I...

Yes, Prague is great. Was there last year. I can't make it because both the selected weekends are not convenient for me.

Cheers,
Michiel Fokkema
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-10-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 3,884
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Carl de Keijzer, a Belgium Magnum photographer...

Carl de Keijzer, a Belgium Magnum photographer used to use one. He used it primarly with a flash. So I guess it can be done:-) Or am I confusing him with Martin Parr?
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 02-08-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 3,268
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Just get a Rollei. Believe me, you want one, now...

Just get a Rollei. Believe me, you want one, now or later. Might as wel be now and save some money.
Forum: Travel 02-05-2013
Replies: 64
Views: 4,893
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
If I attend also depends on the date!

If I attend also depends on the date!
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 01-29-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 3,744
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I do as Kanzlr. Scan in Vuescan as a linear scan....

I do as Kanzlr.
Scan in Vuescan as a linear scan. Then convert in PS with the colorneg plug in.
Forum: Zeiss Contax 01-29-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 10,567
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
All pictures have post processing. It might be...

All pictures have post processing. It might be done in PS or or the printer in the lab migth do it for you. But somewhere in the chain a decision is made on contrast, saturation, color etc....
Forum: Photography General Interest 01-29-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,372
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Great pictures!

Great pictures!
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-31-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,979
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I use the CV now and then on my X-pro1. Not too...

I use the CV now and then on my X-pro1. Not too often though. The CV is good enough for me for the few time I use it and therefore I'll probably will not get the Fuji 14.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 12-31-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 6,806
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
On point 2, if you zoom in you can switch the...

On point 2, if you zoom in you can switch the magnification of the OVF by puling the VF lever and keep it pulled for a few seconds. This magnifies and improves the accuracy of the frame lines.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 12-25-2012
Replies: 78
Views: 9,441
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I've been testing the C1 beta version with...

I've been testing the C1 beta version with Fuji-X support but don't see too much difference with LR4.3 until now. But C1 does seem to sharpen better. Have to do more testing though.
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-21-2012
Replies: 387
Views: 82,945
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
And a few more from...

And a few more from...
Forum: Fuji X Series 12-21-2012
Replies: 387
Views: 82,945
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Fog, X-pro1 with...

Fog, X-pro1 with...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 11-22-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 12,207
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I never really liked the R3 although I used to...

I never really liked the R3 although I used to have 2. I liked the SL2 I had but it was to big after all. The R8 I still have and I really like it a lot. But I like the form of the R6 better but I...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 11-15-2012
Replies: 36
Views: 3,843
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I'd try Kodak portra 400 of Fuji NPH. Overexpose...

I'd try Kodak portra 400 of Fuji NPH. Overexpose for at least a stop and you'll get rather dull color.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 11-14-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,729
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I have very good experiences with after market...

I have very good experiences with after market batteries for many of my camera's. Even if one is faulty and have to be discarded they're way cheaper than the original cash-cow batteries. I always buy...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 11-14-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 1,817
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I had the same problem. A CLA fixed it. The...

I had the same problem. A CLA fixed it.
The optical cell of the 50/1.4 is not supposed to unscrew to be used on a visoflex.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 11-02-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Mine is smooth. But yes, there is a bit...

Mine is smooth. But yes, there is a bit resistance in the middle of the zoom range. Never noticed it though until you mentioned it.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 10-12-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 2,893
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I have a $23 adapter from ebay. Works very...

I have a $23 adapter from ebay. Works very well.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leica-M-LM-Lens-to-Fujifilm-Fuji-X-Pro1-Adapter-/221016081568?pt=US_Lens_Adapters_Mounts_Tubes&hash=item337595c4a0
Forum: Travel 09-13-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,382
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Why stick to one lens? The system is so small....

Why stick to one lens? The system is so small. You might as well have bought a X100.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 09-03-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 3,532
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
It still is digital. And B&W digital will never...

It still is digital. And B&W digital will never look like film.
Forum: Travel 09-02-2012
Replies: 55
Views: 5,404
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I found the food in Rome rather cheap and of very...

I found the food in Rome rather cheap and of very good quality. BUt we don;t eeat in posh restaurants. More the small family run pizzeria's and students restaurants. Good enough for us and as said if...
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 08-27-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 4,730
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I decided against the Zi in favor for a second...

I decided against the Zi in favor for a second M7. Very important to me is that on my second body I also can mount the 135 elmarit, have TTL flash and can mount a winder.
If I wouldn't need all this...
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 08-22-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 960
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Some withe Xpro-1

Most with the Fuji lenses but also a few with the CV15 on a cheap ebay adapter.
http://michielfokkema.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/doel-revisited-2012-6/
Forum: Olympus RF 08-20-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 9,601
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Why would you want to have an inferior XA1 if you...

Why would you want to have an inferior XA1 if you have the superior XA twice?
Forum: Travel 08-18-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 3,370
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Ribe is nice. It also has a living history...

Ribe is nice. It also has a living history museum. Personally I like Denmark because it is great to sail. But that isn't really feasible for you I guess.
Forum: TLR Forum - Twin Lens Reflex 08-17-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4,269
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I love mine. Probably the best lens I have. If...

I love mine. Probably the best lens I have. If the price is okay depends on how well maintained it is.
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 08-13-2012
Replies: 61
Views: 11,620
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Great lens. But I tend to use the 60 or 100 more.

Great lens. But I tend to use the 60 or 100 more.
Forum: Leica M -- Leica CL / Minolta CLE - Film 08-12-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,909
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Yours will be in the post tomorrow! Thanks for...

Yours will be in the post tomorrow!
Thanks for buying.
Forum: Xpan & Other Panoramics 07-11-2012
Replies: 76
Views: 15,133
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I have a Noblex. Does the same thing but no...

I have a Noblex. Does the same thing but no banding.
Forum: Fuji X Series 07-07-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 13,261
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I've shot with loads of glass on the Fuji....

I've shot with loads of glass on the Fuji. Olympus 24/2.0, CV 75, Summicron 90, Canon 70-200, CV 35/1.2, Leica R 135, Tele elmar 135 and I love it.
Yesterday I shot some concerts mainly with the...
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 07-03-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 2,491
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I'd go for a Leitz Focomat 1c (use one myself...

I'd go for a Leitz Focomat 1c (use one myself with a Componon-s) or Leica Focomat V35 ( only the dedicated 40mm works). The auto focus alone make them worthwhile.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-28-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 3,550
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I sold my X100 and got a X-pro1.

I sold my X100 and got a X-pro1.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-20-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,389
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Funny, I find the focusing of the non-Fuji lenses...

Funny, I find the focusing of the non-Fuji lenses not difficult at all with the EVF.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 06-20-2012
Replies: 27
Views: 4,389
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
On my Xpro RF and also SLR lenses perform very...

On my Xpro RF and also SLR lenses perform very well. At least when they are well performing lenses to start with. And as long as there are no Fuji lenses like a 24, 50/1.4, 80/1.4, 135 or even a...
Forum: RFF Polls 06-16-2012
Replies: 163
Views: 20,761
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I think a CRT still looks way better then any of...

I think a CRT still looks way better then any of those flat things. Like film still looks way better then digital.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 06-15-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 4,710
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I sold mine and don;t miss it. It had only one...

I sold mine and don;t miss it. It had only one flaw and that is that it has a fixed lens. The xpro fixed that. I use a Oly 24/2.0 until fuji comes with a 23mm.
Forum: Fuji X Lenses & Images 05-24-2012
Replies: 100
Views: 12,702
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Otherwise they will not sell this adapter.

Otherwise they will not sell this adapter.
Forum: Photography General Interest 05-15-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 16,426
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Does it matter?

Does it matter?
Forum: Leica Monochrom - All M Models 05-11-2012
Replies: 184
Views: 18,640
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Its pictures will still not look like Tri-X. They...

Its pictures will still not look like Tri-X. They still will look like digital pictures, very sharp ones, that's for sure. But digital.
That's why they bundle Silver efex with this camera.
Forum: Fuji X Series 05-11-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,621
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I just received a Leica-M adapter and an EOS...

I just received a Leica-M adapter and an EOS adapter. With latter and the OM to EOS adapter I can use my OM 24/2.0 on the Fuji. Looks good, even here in the living room. Focusing with the magnified...
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-09-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,565
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
There might be dust on the sensor.

There might be dust on the sensor.
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-09-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,565
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I found...

I found this:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t872019-minolta_dimage_scan_elite_5400_vista
Forum: Scanners / Scanner Software 05-09-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,565
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
With some tricks the Minolate software will run...

With some tricks the Minolate software will run under win 7 64 bit. I know because I do it.
unfortunate i can't exactly remember but it has to do with reverting to the Vuescan driver instead of the...
Forum: Travel 05-02-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 48,127
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Great pictures! I'm so jealous of you guys who...

Great pictures!
I'm so jealous of you guys who could make it to Istanbul.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 04-30-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 3,673
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Maybe the Fuji X-pro 1?

Maybe the Fuji X-pro 1?
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-11-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Best chance probably here:...

Best chance probably here: http://www.lemoyenformat.com/
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 04-04-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2,893
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Mine had it too. I removed the batteries after...

Mine had it too. I removed the batteries after every shoot.
According to the official repair center is was a shortcut on the printplate. To expensive to repair at that time.
Forum: Lomo / Diana / Holga / Pinhole / 03-14-2012
Replies: 44
Views: 4,498
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I guess that when I mount a pinhole plate on my...

I guess that when I mount a pinhole plate on my Graflex 4x5 I have the same thing? But with zoom capability? will be bigger and heavier though.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 03-14-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 5,210
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
The development module in LR is almost exactly...

The development module in LR is almost exactly the same as the raw converter in PS. If you can work with the PS raw converter you can switch to LR without any problem.
Forum: Konica RF / Zeiss Ikon ZM Leica Mount Rangefinders 02-28-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,781
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I really liked the 1/4000th and automatic...

I really liked the 1/4000th and automatic transport. I didn't like the fact that you have to position your eye exactly right and the shutter lag. Got a M7 and never looked back. But I sure miss that...
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 02-27-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 2,526
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I teach: Basic camera technique, flash technique,...

I teach: Basic camera technique, flash technique, studio, Lightroom, Photoshop, wedding and run an English spoken photographyschool here in the Netherlands.
Last weekend I hosted a 3 day street...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2012
Replies: 62
Views: 4,064
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I hardly ever use a 50mm anymore. It's not even...

I hardly ever use a 50mm anymore. It's not even in the bag.
35, 99% of the time for me.
It's just what you like and are used to. If 35 doesn't work for you stick to your 50.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-27-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 4,370
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
The summilux 35 pre-asph is not very useful wide...

The summilux 35 pre-asph is not very useful wide open. It's soft and the 1.4 is there just for the times you really need it. In your case yo probably need it a lot.
How about a CV 32/1.2? If you...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 02-17-2012
Replies: 122
Views: 15,265
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
In build quality the SL,SL2 when compared to an...

In build quality the SL,SL2 when compared to an M3,M2, M4.
R6 when compared to a M6.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-08-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
It shouldn't be normal but it happens. They just ...

It shouldn't be normal but it happens. They just had some numbers lying around or didn't finish the last batch. Numbers were assigned in batches. If they didn' t finish them on the former design it...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
What's the big deal? Anyhow, lens numbers at...

What's the big deal?
Anyhow, lens numbers at Leica have never been very accurate.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-07-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,629
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Not one of my Leica M's in the last 20 has ever...

Not one of my Leica M's in the last 20 has ever failed.

Cheers,

Michiel
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 02-06-2012
Replies: 42
Views: 3,629
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Never rely on just one camera. Everything can...

Never rely on just one camera. Everything can break and will break. Even the most reliable camera will break one day or the other.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 02-02-2012
Replies: 63
Views: 6,189
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Yes I do. (just yes was too short)

Yes I do. (just yes was too short)
Forum: Photography General Interest 02-02-2012
Replies: 71
Views: 7,226
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Scary. But if the FBI now has time to visit you,...

Scary.
But if the FBI now has time to visit you, then the real war on terror must be over I guess.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 01-26-2012
Replies: 87
Views: 8,155
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I had one and sold it. I like to change lenses...

I had one and sold it.
I like to change lenses and the top shutterspeed of 1/250th is a pitb.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-25-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,450
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I'v compared Xtol to DD-X and couldn;t find a...

I'v compared Xtol to DD-X and couldn;t find a difference.
Forum: Analog DarkRoom / Printing 01-25-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 2,450
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I noticed getting flakes when i stored the made...

I noticed getting flakes when i stored the made up Xtol colder then romo temperture.
Might be crystallization. If I warmed up the flaky Xtol again the flakes disappeared after some time.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 01-21-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,806
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
When possible I try to pull all my negative film...

When possible I try to pull all my negative film around a stop.
But if necessary I push HP5+ to 1600 with reasonable results.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-21-2012
Replies: 72
Views: 8,410
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I bought mine 2nd hand 5 years ago. Original DX...

I bought mine 2nd hand 5 years ago. Original DX reader and never let me down.
I think the M7 is the most useful of all the M's because of its AE.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 01-21-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,248
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Probably needs a CLA. Mine had bad ball...

Probably needs a CLA. Mine had bad ball bearings.
Wil van Manen in the Netherlands can fix this for you.
http://www.kamera-service.info/
Forum: Travel 01-18-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 48,127
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Hmm, I don't go with the family. We choose...

Hmm, I don't go with the family. We choose Prague. So, I migth join after all. Lets find out how much airmiles I need.
okay, is feasible but no direct fligths. Seems to be a pain to get from Holalnd...
Forum: Leica M8 / M8.2 / Ricoh GXR 01-12-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 2,843
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Why do you want to switch to a M9 when you're so...

Why do you want to switch to a M9 when you're so happy with your M8?
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-10-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 138,227
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
We don't have to speculate. Fuji already...

We don't have to speculate. Fuji already mentioned it has great bokeh.
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-10-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 138,227
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
For me Fuji is competing with Leica. I was...

For me Fuji is competing with Leica. I was planning to save for a M9/10 this year. Now I'm not so sure anymore.
I've used almost any brand in the industry. I just need what works for me.
I already...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-10-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 138,227
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
The X100 sensor is as capable as the one in the...

The X100 sensor is as capable as the one in the 5D2 and has much better WB. If hte one in the X1 is even better it is good enough for me.
I don't care for a brand, if the X1 is good enough for me on...
Forum: Fuji X Series 01-10-2012
Replies: 1,065
Views: 138,227
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I want one. well actually two with all the...

I want one. well actually two with all the lenses, preferable another one a bit longer and then I can ditch the Canon system for weddings.

Cheers,

Michiel
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 01-10-2012
Replies: 68
Views: 6,151
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
My travel set nowadays ia a X100 But IF I carry a...

My travel set nowadays ia a X100
But IF I carry a M it is 35 and 75 or 28,35 and 90.
I never leave home without a 35
Forum: Travel 01-08-2012
Replies: 361
Views: 48,127
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Istanbul! Sounds great.I'm planning to go with...

Istanbul! Sounds great.I'm planning to go with the family a few weeks later. But I'm probably to busy any other weekend anyhow.
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 12-25-2011
Replies: 48
Views: 6,044
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Buy it and then sell it with a profit. It's the...

Buy it and then sell it with a profit. It's the most overrated leica lens there is. Worthless wide open and not better when closed down compared to a cheaper summicron.
Forum: 120 film RF Folders 12-22-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,523
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I love it to dead. My favorite travel MF system....

I love it to dead. My favorite travel MF system. So small and so powerful.
Forum: Point-N-Shoot 35mm Cameras 12-21-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Best P&S I ever had. Did have to sent it to Solms...

Best P&S I ever had. Did have to sent it to Solms 3 times before they had it working properly.
Then sold it when I heard that it can not be repaired at all any more.
But I do somehow regret it I sold...
Forum: Digital Printers / Inks / Papers etc 12-14-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,238
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Hi Kully, I'd love to have the cartridges. Can't...

Hi Kully,

I'd love to have the cartridges. Can't help you though with the profile but will buy you a few beers next time we meet.
How much and how do I have to pay.

Cheers,

Michiel
Forum: Film vs Digital 11-17-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,109
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
For me film is much more fun. My hobby...

For me film is much more fun. My hobby photography is still all done on film.
Film is much more about the proces for me. I like the proces. Actually, I don't even care to much about the image.
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-14-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 11,315
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I've been testing loads of 35mm's a few months...

I've been testing loads of 35mm's a few months ago. When I saw what the Summicron apsh. produced it was clear to me. This is the lens to have. For me then of course.

cheers,

Michiel
Forum: Photography General Interest 11-13-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 7,065
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Picked up a decent Leica R7 with motordrive for...

Picked up a decent Leica R7 with motordrive for almost nothing.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-10-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 4,714
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
He used to use a Leica R6.

He used to use a Leica R6.
Forum: Rangefinder Photography Discussion 11-06-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 3,764
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Remember when AE was a sin? Until the M7...

Remember when AE was a sin? Until the M7 arrived?

Cheers,

Michiel
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 11-04-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,552
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
As I understood the rear nodal point of the CV is...

As I understood the rear nodal point of the CV is too close to the sensor.
http://www.kenrockwell.com/voigtlander/21mm.htm

Cheers,

Michiel
Forum: Cameras in the Movies / TV / Media 10-29-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,874
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
It's my favourite camera. But I use film in...

It's my favourite camera. But I use film in it.

Cheers,

Michiel Fokkema
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-29-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,713
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Most digital camera's which have RAW capability...

Most digital camera's which have RAW capability can do this. Nevertheless very cool.
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-29-2011
Replies: 94
Views: 29,447
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
RAWRAWRAWRAWRAWRAW. I want to be in control and I...

RAWRAWRAWRAWRAWRAW.
I want to be in control and I want the 12 or 14 bit data I payed for. Not the stupid 8 bit of a jpg.
I don't spray and pray and therefore spent very little time in front of the...
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 10-26-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 6,282
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I've used one. You need to switch to EVF of...

I've used one. You need to switch to EVF of course. But then if you rotate the filter the VF will be adjusted too in brightness. So you really don;t see the effect that well but it does...
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-26-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 6,248
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Really depends on your camera. A leaf shutter...

Really depends on your camera. A leaf shutter without reflex mirror will even be more stable then a Leica shutter.

Cheers,

Michiel
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-26-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 6,248
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
If you print at the same size I'd say yes, more...

If you print at the same size I'd say yes, more or less.
But there is also less DoF in MF so you probably need the increased iso to offset the lower shutterspeed. Tonality in MF is...
Forum: SLRs - the unRF 10-24-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 1,832
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
And to get close to the asph quality you should...

And to get close to the asph quality you should get the latest summilux which is not easy to find and will cost $$$$$.
The former Summilux-R is not too expensive but will not give you the Asph...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-24-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 2,966
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
That's funny Roger. Happened to me exactly the...

That's funny Roger. Happened to me exactly the same with a Linhof 70 and three lenses and two backs in the original alu case. Although it was not a Planar but a Xenotar. Waited for two years. Got it...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-19-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 14,572
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I find trix at 400 already to grainy for my...

I find trix at 400 already to grainy for my taste. HP5+ however works very well for me from 200 to 1600. Always in Xtol 1+1.
I'll switch completely to HP5+ if my stock of other film is...
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-18-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 4,523
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Photography is one of the worse payed jobs in the...

Photography is one of the worse payed jobs in the Western world. If you get jobs at all
And you'll probably be more busy with running your business then photography.
If you really love photography...
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-17-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 10,486
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Although I still expose at 200. But 400 should be...

Although I still expose at 200. But 400 should be okay too.

Cheers,

Michiel
Forum: Film / Developing / Chemistry 10-17-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 10,486
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Yes, in 35mm it is also very good. But except for...

Yes, in 35mm it is also very good.
But except for portraits you might also consider the new Ektar 100.

Cheers,

Michiel Fokkema
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-17-2011
Replies: 79
Views: 7,019
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
FUji X100 or Leica M7 with 35 and 75mm if I have...

FUji X100 or Leica M7 with 35 and 75mm if I have some more time to shoot the place.

Cheers,

Michiel Fokkema
Forum: Photography General Interest 10-15-2011
Replies: 57
Views: 7,065
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Of course. I go always. MIssed only one or two...

Of course. I go always. MIssed only one or two the last 20 years.
Forum: Technique: How To Shoot It 10-15-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,606
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I do what ever is needed to get my shot. That...

I do what ever is needed to get my shot. That might be zone focusing. But I always use AE.
As said not every street shot is split second. Stay longer on one place and try to anticipate on what will...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 10-14-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,325
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I compared my very old and beat up M2 with my M7....

I compared my very old and beat up M2 with my M7. The M2 is less clear but not dramatically so. It's still very usefull. RF contrast is the same in both.

Cheers,

Michiel Fokkema
Forum: 120 / 220 film RF's 10-14-2011
Replies: 32
Views: 14,192
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I have a Hassy and the Mamiya 6. Except for...

I have a Hassy and the Mamiya 6. Except for portraits ans close up I alwaus take the Mamiya. Lenses are very good and it handles so much better.
But my favourite MF is the Contax 645. Just a bit too...
Forum: Optics Theory - 10-13-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,585
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Did you use a very sturdy tripod. Closing down...

Did you use a very sturdy tripod. Closing down you aperture will results in longer shutterspeeds. are you sure it in camera movement that caused the fuzzynes?

Cheers,
Michiel Fokkema
Forum: Film vs Digital 10-13-2011
Replies: 25
Views: 5,474
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
It's more about the look you want to...

It's more about the look you want to achieve.
Film vs. digital is for me the same choice as oilpant vs. waterpaint would be if I was a painter.
I like the look of film.
Cheers,
Michiel Fokkema
Forum: Large Format Film RF 10-11-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,347
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I;ve had the A and now have the SA. The SA is...

I;ve had the A and now have the SA. The SA is much better imho.

Cheers,

Michiel Fokkema
Forum: Leica M9 / ME 10-01-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 3,920
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Amazing shots. very good. Cheers, Michiel

Amazing shots. very good.

Cheers,
Michiel
Forum: Fuji X-100 Series 09-30-2011
Replies: 94
Views: 23,570
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
I got mine back after 3 weeks. They've put in a...

I got mine back after 3 weeks. They've put in a new lens unit. The camera works as it should again. Very good service form Fui.

Cheers,

Michiel
Forum: Off Topic 09-26-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
This is an old trick. But thanks for letting us...

This is an old trick. But thanks for letting us know.
Did you report it?

Cheers,
Michiel Fokkema
Forum: Business / Philosophy of Photography 09-26-2011
Replies: 43
Views: 6,046
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Well, I can' t speak for others but the workshops...

Well, I can' t speak for others but the workshops I give are value for money. But I teach technique to people who are too lazy to study the manual. I'll tell them in a day how their camera works or...
Forum: Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book 09-24-2011
Replies: 50
Views: 9,988
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Here are some of the RFF friends in...

Here are some of the RFF friends in Arles
http://www.flickr.com/photos/michiel-fokkema/6178188647/
Forum: Zeiss Contax 09-07-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,477
Posted By Michiel Fokkema
Still just a camera.

Still just a camera.
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